Early Years Expo 2019 - Inspiring The Future of Early Years

Early Years Expo 2019 - Inspiring The Future of Early Years

Saturday 5th October 2019 | 09.00 - 16.00 | Droitwich Spa High School

***EVENT SOLD OUT***

The Early Years Team are delighted to bring you a full day of inspirational and motivational keynotes and workshops exploring the currently most talked about topics in early years provision.

  • Inclusion - Positive behaviour for children with complex SEN
  • Learning environments
  • Attachment and trauma in the early years
  • Mental health and wellbeing of your team
  • Graduated response cycle and EHCPs
  • 'Awe and Wonder' through open-ended play
  • New inspection framework

This unmissable day aims to motivate, refresh and inform you and your team. We have chosen a Saturday so that you have no cover cost concerns and therefore can potentially send several members of your team, we hope this means that Childminders may be able to attend too. Places are heavily subsidised by DfE funding and therefore we can offer them at the fantastic price of just £40 +VAT per person for a full day's conferencing.

(Please note: in order to keep ticket costs to a minimum, lunch is not provided but there will be running tea/coffee/biscuits/fruit throughout the day. There are also water stations to refill your bottles.)

Come and meet our exhibitors. Innovative, inspiring services and resources to enhance your early years setting.

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Subsidised places £40+VAT

Who Should Attend?

All Private, Voluntary and Independent Early Years Providers and School-run provision:

  • Managers
  • Deputy Managers
  • Owners/Registered Person
  • Early Years Teachers
  • Early Years Practitioners
  • Childminders

If you work with children up to KS1, then this event is for you!

About the Speakers

Shonette Bason-Wood is Guinness World Record Holder, mother of four, international speaker and award-winning author. Shonette is different in style and content, from her look to her ability to lift an audience to a whole new level of thinking. She has created a positive global community within education in which educators put their own happiness first to impact on the children they work with. Famous for her fine muscle exercise Dough Disco, Shonette works internationally with over 26 countries with Spread the Happiness Educators.

Her message, performance, political satire and precision timed delivery, smattered with eye watering humour and unrivalled passion truly empower the audience to take hold of their life now and live it.
Her education work spans all ages encouraging educators to take control of current trends and agendas to truly accelerate children’s learning, growth and development, by focussing on happiness, humour, reality, risk taking, and positivity.

Permission to be a Happy Educator! - Shonette is not a motivational speaker but an experience. The audience will leave the room, but she will leave a 'Permission To' legacy that every person will benefit from and ripple that has the potential to impact on 1000’s of children's education.

 

John Simpson - John was diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Condition when he was 16 years old. For the past twelve years, he has worked as a public speaker, contributing to over 150 conferences and training sessions for teachers, support staff, parents, and autistic children and adults. In the past, he has been a support worker in a residential home for autistic adults and an Independent Visitor at an autism specific school in Birmingham. John also served a term on the government's National Autism Programme Board. In December 2018 he graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BA (Hons) in Political Science. He is a keen football fan and supporter of Warwickshire County Cricket Club.

In his presentation, John will tell his life story, focusing on some of his early behaviours as an infant and the difficulties he and his family had understanding and supporting him through his early years. He will talk about the challenges he experienced going through the education system as an undiagnosed child, and he will suggest some of the adjustments that teachers and support staff can make to help autistic children through their school years. He will then give an inspiring account of how, as an adult, he has worked to raise awareness of autism whilst at the same time having success in education and employment. Throughout his presentation, he will reflect on how learning about autism as an adult helps him to understand those early childhood behaviours which didn't really make sense at the time.


Programme

08:30

Registration, Refreshments, Networking and Exhibition

09:00

Welcome and Introduction:

Early Years Leads representatives from Babcock Prime and Worcestershire Children First (WCC)

09:15

Keynote: John Simpson – Meeting the Challenges of Autism, A Personal Perspective.

John, now a successful public speaker and trainer with autism, will speak from the heart about his difficulties as an undiagnosed autistic child; both at home and at school, particularly focusing on issues like socialising, sensory differences and anxiety. He will tell us about how his life changed post diagnosis, and the successes that he has had as an adult, to illustrate the positive impact that getting the right support can have for individuals. As he talks through this part of his life, John will show how the techniques and strategies he has learned as an adult relate back to the issues and opportunities that educators face when working with children.

10:00

Refreshments, Networking and Exhibition

10:30

Workshops Session 1:

A: Promoting Positive Behaviour for Children with Complex SEN

Area SENCos, Babcock Prime

This workshop aims to identify some of the specific behaviours associated with different SEND (e.g. Autism.) It will provide insight into the possible reasons for the behaviour and explore practical strategies that practitioners can implement to support the development of the children concerned.

B: Attachment and Trauma in the Early Years

Educational Psychologist, Babcock Prime

Overview coming soon.

C: Graduated Response Cycle and EHCP Process

Becky White – Early Years Inclusion Coordinator, Babcock Prime

Sara Cam – SEND Manager, WCC

This workshop will detail the process of Graduated Response within Worcestershire settings; examining the evidence requirements and how this feeds into the EHCP process. It will also introduce a new process for Early Years settings to refer directly to the Pre-School Forum.

D: New Inspection Framework – A Quality Education for All Children

Early years Improvement Advisors, Babcock Prime

This workshop is aimed at early year’s practitioners to develop a greater understanding of Ofsted’s Early Years Inspection Handbook (2019), with a particular focus on the quality of education. We will consider the implications for practitioners in every setting, to ensure the effectiveness of their curriculum intent, implementation and impact.

E: Awe and Wonder Through Open-ended Play

Early years Improvement Advisors, Babcock Prime

Come and join us for a fun filled workshop on the teaching and learning opportunities that can be created through inspirational open-ended play using loose parts.

F: Learning Environments Masterclass

Morris & Simmons Education

Ideas, tips and techniques around setting up the physical learning environment in terms of furniture and layout. How to resource it to make it irresistible to children and how to ensure that practitioners target the learning when working in the environment. A truly hands on workshop with activities and resources to work with on the day.

11:30

Workshops Session 2

12:30

Lunch break - Networking and Exhibition (please note, lunch is not provided)

13:30

Workshops Session 3

14:30

Refreshments, Networking and Exhibition

14:50

Keynote: Permission to be a Happy Educator - Shonette Bason-Wood

Shonette Bason-Wood is Guinness World Record Holder, mother of four, international speaker and award-winning author. Shonette is different in style and content, from her look to her ability to lift an audience to a whole new level of thinking. She has created a positive global community within education in which educators put their own happiness first to impact on the children they work with. Famous for her fine muscle exercise Dough Disco, Shonette has worked internationally in over 26 countries with Spread the Happiness Educators. Her education work spans all ages encouraging educators to take control of current trends and agendas to truly accelerate children’s learning, growth and development, by focussing on happiness, humour, reality, risk taking, and positivity.

Shonette will look at the importance of happiness and wellbeing in the adult in order to impact on the progress and learning of the children. She will also give top tips on how to raise happiness levels and how to deal with negativity.

16.00

Plenary and Close

Matt Potts, Early Years Lead, Babcock Prime

 

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Subsidised places £40+VAT

Contact us 01905 678179

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